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Anyone here from ARGENTINA? New law will make online purchases almost impossible...

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by euros123dotcom, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. euros123dotcom

    euros123dotcom Junior Member

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    ...the government is imposing heavy limitations on online shoppers in Argentina. Foreign currency reserves (US Dollar) are the lowest in years and now they want to stop the bleeding with the enforcement of a existing law.

    If I understood this correctly, online shoppers have a limit of 25 US$ for online purchases. If they exceed and still order something online, then they need to go to the local customs office, fill out some forms, wait in line for 4 hours or something, pay 50% import tax on any item and get their parcel out.

    Fuck governments and their meddling with citizens Life!

    Anyway, would like to hear from people actually living there how this is affecting your Life (if at all) and how this could become a business opportunity for everyone (maybe not, but hey, lets see what Blackhatters have to say). I am spinning a couple of ideas already.

    This is a clear example of the need for something like Bitcoin. I could imagine that Argentinians would exchange "something" to earn Bitcoins and then go onto a similar website like Amazon and pay in Bitcoins. Just don't know how to circumvent Argentinean customs office.
     
  2. euros123dotcom

    euros123dotcom Junior Member

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    This could be a genius business venture (even more in the future):

    https://all4btc.com/

    (Not promoting them. I never used these services myself, so beware. Just found this through Google. Services like this could spread like wildfire, if Governments continue to f*** around).
     
  3. Andres1986

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    Hey, Argentinian Here.

    Abroad online shopping has been pretty hard for quite some time now. It's nothing new. And as you correctly say, there are two barriers you need to circunvent: paying for the item (dollars usage is very limited here) and "skipping" customs once the product arrives to not get killed by taxes.

    For the second one you pretty much need to know an insider otherwise there's no way around on getting things inside the country, specially electonics.

    For the first barrier, we have a workaround with Paypal, Payoneer, etc. We CAN create Paypal accounts for example, but getting money in (i.e: deposit) to later spend on Ebay or whatever is impossible due to the mentioned USD restrictions we have going on here. But this is where local IMers like me chip in:

    All my IM earnings get to me via Paypal (which is the only way an Argentinian resident can have Paypal money: by getting it directly from another PP account). As the USD restriction also applies to withdrawing dollars from local banks, the only way I have to get my Paypal cash money out is by selling it to other Argentinians who need it to buy stuff abroad. That is: they give me pesos, I send them my Paypal dollars to their accounts or buy the item directly for them in X website, we circunvent one barrier and we all win in that way.
     
  4. elbigotontito

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    Hey buddys, Cordoba here
    what i did was to link the the Paypal acc to a US Payment and then you can withrdraw the money of payoneer, obviusly in uruguay.
    another way Link Paypal with US bank acc and withdraw with the credit card they gave you
    cheers!
     
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    Hola guys. Just move to the Caribbean man, nobody gives a fuck about any import laws, you can open a bank account in your dog's social security number and life's good ;)
     
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    Just curious which part of the caribbean man?

    I suppose not Socialist Cuba...
     
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    That will extremely bad for the economy.... sorry to hear that.
     
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    What a goldfish's social security. Do you think that would work?
     
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    Anywhere in the Caribbean is great. They really want your money.
     
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    Ok so I will take it as anywhere in the caribbean except Cuba and Haiti...
     
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    Goldfish put out too many fish. Inheritance is a pain.
     
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    What about going to Chile buy the stuff here and bring back to Argentinga trought the road Santiago-Mendoza.?

    Other whay would be to buy it online have it send to a chilean courrier site go to Chile pay the import tax, which is less than Argentina, an take the items back with you to Argentina...


    Oh maybe is too much hassle. Perhaps you could something similar with Uruguay or Brazil...
     
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    move to Chile , great country to live
    more expensive than argentina do
    not problems with dollars/paypal/ebay etc
     
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    Cristina Hendricks is one helluva candidate.
     
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    i have some business in argentina and when its time to pay me, its hard due the sending limitation, even western union have limit sending from argentina